An Evening with David Sedaris

Mon 11 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Kilimanjaro & Show and Tell presents An Evening with David Sedaris

Leading US humouristDavid Sedarisknown for his sardonic humour and incisive critiques of the human condition, will join audiences in Newcastle this Summer. 

America’s master of satire, Sedaris is considered one of today’s most observant writers, addressing the human condition with razor-sharp wit and intellectual acuity. Sedaris first received recognition in 1992 for his autobiographical essays The Santaland Diaries, capturing and sustaining the attention of audiences globally for subsequent decades. His work comprises hilarious short stories, books, and personal essays. His new release, The Best of Me, which earnt him the title “an American Alan Bennett” from The Guardian, nevertheless, affirms his laudable originality having carved out a new, confessional genre for himself. 

“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident” — Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly

“Sedaris has hit upon the narrative equivalent of Pepsi, or the PlayStation, or oxygen, or the haircut: something that others in the world might actually want and find useful. . . He’s smart, he’s caustic, he’s mordant, and, somehow, he’s . . . well, nice.” — Bill Richardson, Toronto Globe and Mail

“Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.” — Chicago Tribune

“Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Image credit – Jenny Lewis

No age restriction but show contains themes of an adult nature – parental guidance is required

Approx. Timings

6:45pm – Pre-show book signing in the lobby
7:30pm – Following a brief off stage introduction, 60-minute reading, followed by 20-30 minutes of audience questions.
9pm – Book signing

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